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Is It Too Cold to 'Lean In'? Women In STEM

Joan Williams | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

It's been a rough couple of weeks for women in STEM. Most shockingly, Adria Richards, former developer evangelist at SendGrid, was fired after she publicly reported two men (one of whom was also fired) for making lewd jokes in earshot at a PyCon Conference.

Half-Naked Women at a Tech Conference Sends Some IGDA Leaders Packing

Cassie Slane | Posted 06.01.2013 | Technology
Cassie Slane

The substance of video games and how they portray women is not likely to change overnight. But one thing that has changed is how people are reacting.

Crying Wolf and Sexism in Tech

David Litwak | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology
David Litwak

If enough people cry wolf too many times, we'll be too tired for the real fight, for things like nurseries in the workplace, flextime, maternity leave, etc. More of us are on your side than you realize. Even if we tell lousy jokes.

Reddit Co-Founder To 'Fellow Geeks': Stop Being Sexist

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.26.2013 | Technology

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is aware of the sexism haunting the site and he has one word for his fellow geeks: "Stop." Penning a post titled ...

The 'Feminist Victims Fund' Is The Latest Sexist Subreddit

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology

Just when Reddit does something cool, a new terrible subreddit emerges. The Feminist Victims Fund is a new subreddit that was created as a reaction to...

Googler Explains Why Women In Tech Suffer 'Death By 1000 Cuts'

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.26.2013 | Technology

Adria Richards' tweet denouncing as sexist remarks made by a man at a tech conference has brought out a fierce and angry backlash. Two people have bee...

The Tweet And Mysterious Penis Joke That Rocked Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.22.2013 | Technology

One tweet seems to have upended the lives of at least two people and transfixed Silicon Valley over the past two days. Adria Richards, a San Franci...

Online Threats Against Women Aren't Trivial and Don't Happen in a Vacuum

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.22.2013 | Technology
Soraya Chemaly

Threats like this are not harmless expressions of free speech. They're akin to hate speech and are maliciously intended to intimidate and silence. Messages like this don't make women feel safe. And that's the point, isn't it -- to make sure our gendered safety gap stays constant.